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# 160536 10-Jan-2015 17:31
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ust seen this on the news, cant believe it. hate it when govt and industry cant keep up with technology.

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  # 1212359 12-Jan-2015 10:57
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NZTA rules

6.1(5)    A driver of a private hire vehicle may not use a taxi meter to determine a fare.


6.1(6)    A driver of a private hire vehicle may only charge a set fare or an hourly rate agreed with the prospective passenger at the time of booking.


It's been ruled in many markets globally that Uber's app is not a meter. If we're to accept it's not a meter (a legal definition of which is a device connected to the vehicle), then Uber are complying with section 6.1(5) of the NZTA regs that say they can't use a meter.

That means the point of debate is section 6.1(6)

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  # 1212607 12-Jan-2015 15:30
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all the NZ Uber's I've been in have COF

even the ones that aren't moonlighting taxis

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